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English Language Lessons for EAP/ESL Students: 7. Future Tense

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Lesson 7: Future Tense


How do you talk about things that have not happened yet? Many non-native speakers use will for every future sentence, but sometimes will is not the best choice.  

By the end of this lesson, you will know when to choose will vs. be going to to express future time.  You will also be able to choose correctly between simple present and present progressive tenses to express future time.  For example: I have a doctor appointment tomorrow.  My sister is coming with me to the appointment.  Both of these verb tenses can be used to express future tense. 

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